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09/09/2022 - 23/10/2022


Rathfarnham Castle

Exterior of Rathfarnham Castle

9 September – October 23

CITIZENS? is an exhibition of art works by Belinda Loftus and Manar Al Shouha about the difficulties suffered by those caught up in conflict and forced migration, questions and possibilities about where we truly belong and what Home means.

Belinda Loftus is a descendant of Archbishop Chancellor Adam Loftus who commissioned the building of Rathfarnham Castle in the 1580s, and Manar al Shouha is a Syrian artist currently living in Dublin and seeking asylum. The show looks at the concept of citizenship.

Both Belinda and Manar exhibit a range of images about the difficulties suffered by those caught up in conflict and forced migration. A common theme for both artists is reclaiming images of those rendered partially or wholly invisible for different reasons.

September: Daily 9.30am – 5.30pm
October: Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday 10.30am – 5pm

Last admissions 45 minutes before closing. Admission free.

CITIZENS? is supported by the Arts Council, the Centre for Creative Practices, Common Ground, the Movement for Asylum Seekers in Ireland and the Office of Public Works


Dublin 14
D14 K3T6

01 493 9462

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